The IGS UK is the UK chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society.

The aims of the IGS UK chapter are to collect and distribute knowledge about geosynthetics & their applications by facilitating conferences, symposiums, evening presentations & research in order to promote the advancement of the state of the art of geosynthetics & to improve the communication and understanding of geosynthetic products between designers, manufacturers and users of the products.

Upcoming Events

Active Geocomposite Treatments on Land and Sub Aqueous Capping @ Virtual
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Evening Lecture: “Active Geocomposite Treatments on Land and Sub Aqueous Capping”
Speaker: Stefan Niewerth.

Tuesday 9th November 2021

Lecture Start: 18:00


Active geocomposites consist of geotextiles that sandwich various adsorbents, such as activated carbon, oil or heavy metal binders, etc. The use of this innovative treatment systems enable an effective protection of the underground in different application areas. As large-area permeable filters, they selectively stop the flow of contaminants but not the flow of the carrier medium – the water or the vapour. Accordingly, surface sealing and connection to the sewerage system is not required. Moreover, intervention in the natural flow paths of water is significantly reduced. Equipping or retrofitting structural facilities with permeable geotextile contaminant barriers for soil or water protection can be realized in many places without great expense. Areas of application for these contaminant barriers made of active geocomposites are diverse, for example in traffic infrastructure, storage yards, remediation sites, or to construct with contaminated soils. In this presentation, the approach of active geocomposites and the different application areas will be discussed.

Flyer: IGS UK Flyer – IGS November2021

Meeting Link (Zoom):

IGS AGM and Lecture: Ethics in Engineering @ Virtual
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

IGS AGM, Followed by Evening Lecture: “Ethics in Engineering”
Speaker: Boyd Ramsey.

Wednesday 1st December 2021

Lecture Start: 18:00



More details TBC

International Geosynthetics Society

IGS UK is the official United Kingdom Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).

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